Lalu Rushed to IGIMS in Patna; Released after Two Hours

A sick Lalu Prasad Yadav on wheel-chair(file photo).

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Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav, who is on a six-week furlough from the Ranchi prison on medical grounds, was rushed to a Patna hospital on Saturday after he complained of giddiness, breathing problem, and a general sense of uneasiness.

Yadav, who was brought back to Patna last Wednesday to seek medical treatment, was taken to the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) where he was thoroughly checked up by heart specialists.

Nearly two hours after being brought to the hospital, Yadav was released after doctors gave him a clean chit saying his heart beat and other conditions had stabilized and there was no need for him to remain at the healthcare facility.

A hospital official confirmed Yadav was treated for giddiness and uneasiness besides having breathing problem after he fell down at his home on 10 Circular Road in Patna.

"Mr. Yadav's medical records show he suffers from a number of ailments like diabetes, hyper-tension, and kidney problems. He was thoroughly checked up for any immediate threat and was given required medicine after which he was allowed to go home," Manish Mandal, Medical Superintendent at the IGIMS said.

As reported, the RJD chief was first given a three-day parole to attend his son Tej Pratap Yadav's wedding to Aishwarya Rai, the daughter of RJD leader Chandrika Rai and the grand-daughter of former Bihar Chief Minister late Daroga Rai. After the wedding, Yadav returned to the Ranchi jail but his lawyers were able to obtain a six-week bail for him on health grounds.

Yadav returned to Patna last Wednesday.

Reports say he would soon be taken to Mumbai and later to Bengaluru for further treatment of his illness.

The RJD chief was convicted by a CBI court in Ranchi in three separate cases of corruption related to the fodder scam and was sent to prison for 14 years.


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